Weekly study10 hours
Cultural Representations of Death and Dying: Weeks 1 - 12
This course examines how death and dying have been represented in popular culture (e.g. film, TV, mainstream fiction), visual arts (e.g. fine art, photography) and literary genres (e.g. creative non-fiction) over the last half century. Students will be introduced to methods of visual and literary analysis and learn to identify specific cultural tropes used to represent the end of life. There will be in-depth case studies from different artistic genres and different countries, examining the maker’s motivation, the specific form chosen, and the reception. Students will be able to choose a specific artistic genre to examine in more depth and will have the opportunity to create a piece of work in that genre for assessment.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
Who is the course for?
This is the course for learners undertaking the ‘Cultural Representations of Death and Dying’ programme, as part of the University of Glasgow End of Life Studies Degree.